Adwoa Safo, Freda Prempeh and 4 other incumbent female MPs who lost re-election bids

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Of the full list of incumbent casualties from the Saturday, January 27, 2024, parliamentary primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), perhaps, the most talked about loss is that of Sarah Adwoa Safo.

The Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya’s loss to Mike Oquaye Jnr, the son of a former Speaker of Parliament, has taken over major news portals, with social media users using the opportunity to troll the one-time darling female MP.

But her failure to earn a re-election bid to represent the party in the upcoming December 2024 general elections does not leave her ionan island.

In total, there were six sitting MPs from the NPP who were disappointed by delegates during the Saturday polls.

It is worth noting that two of these female MPs are current appointees of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo: Freda Prempeh, Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources; and Gifty Twum Ampofo, a Deputy Minister of Education.

Find below the full list of women MPs who lost their bids for retainment:

Sheila Bartels, Ablekuma North

The incumbent MP lost to her predecessor, Nana Akua Owusu Afriyieh, who had come on a revenge in what has been described as a fiercely contested race.

Out of a total of 1,393 valid votes cast, Sheila Bartels polled 637 votes, while Nana Afriyieh polled 756 votes.

In the 2020 primaries, Bartels beat Nana Afriyieh, who was then the incumbent, by more than 200 votes.

Adwoa Safo, Dome Kwabenya

Mike Oquaye Jnr dealt a hefty and abrupt blow to the political future of the incumbent Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya, Sarah Adowa Safo.

This was after he beat her in the Saturday, January 27, 2024, parliamentary primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The results, as declared by the EC officials are as follows:

Mike Oquaye Jnr – 1194

Adwoa Safo – 328

Sheela Oppong – 186

The Dome-Kwabenya parliamentary seat, one of the largest constituencies in Ghana, has been a hotbed for elections.

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